Circa 350-320 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 9.49 g, 3 h). Head of Tanit to left, wearing triple-pendant earring, necklace tied at the back and hung with eight pendants and a wreath of grain leaves. Rev. Horse standing to right with three pellets arranged as an inverted triangle just above the ground line; in the exergue, garbled inscription. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIa (unrecorded dies = eight pendants on the obverse and the garbled "inscription", the obverse close to IIIb, 15, the reverse close to IIIa, 4 and 10). A very rare early issue, of excellent style and nicely toned. Some minor bangs and flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Hirsch 196, 24 September 1997, 58 and Button 98, 27 January 1958, 2.
|Price realized||3'400 CHF|
|Starting price||2'240 CHF|